A housewife was killed by unknown assailants at Dholahar village in Kahalu upazila on Tuesday night. The victim was identified as Nargis Begum, 30, wife of Yasin Ali, a labourer of a brick kiln. Police quoted local people as saying that Yasin went to work at the brick kiln at Tarola in Dupachanchia upazila on Tuesday night. He was informed on Wednesday morning that miscreants strangled his wife Nargis and left the body in a field near his house. Police on information, rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy. Police detained Yasin for interrogation.